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Reference Librarian

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Reference Librarian - Part-time Contractor

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.

At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.

Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Framingham State University seeks a part-time reference librarian. The part-time Reference Librarian assists library users at the Research Help desk and by phone, email, chat, and online communication.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides reference and research assistance in person and by phone, email, chat or online communication.
  • Maintains statistical records for all reference services provided.
  • Gathers data to assess reference statistics.
  • Assists with library instruction sessions.
  • Supports the Access Services Librarian by serving as a back-up supervisor for the main desk when needed.
  • Troubleshoot problems related to library equipment such as printers, scanners, workstations and copiers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The pay rate is $18.00 per hour.

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:
  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 30, 2021.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.
Position: Reference Librarian
Organization: Framingham State University
Location: Framingham,  MA 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 12/6/2021
Date Posted: 12/6/2021
Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution of higher education, or currently enrolled in an accredited Library School.
  • Experience working in a library.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellence customer service skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly, collaboratively, and collegially in a dynamic workplace.
  • Experience and working with electronic resources such as online databases, Libguides and the Microsoft Office suite is preferred.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/6/2022
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Name:
Framingham State University
Address:
100 State Street

Framingham,  MA 01701
United States
Email:
humanresources@framingham.edu
Phone:
(508) 626-4530
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